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Do I have to have surgery for a dislocated patella?

Not necessarily. Initial (first-time) dislocations are rarely treated surgically unless there are extenuating circumstances or associated injuries which may require surgery. Otherwise, surgery is typically reserved for patients who have demonstrated recurrent instability or who are unable to perform their desired activities due to pain, instability, or apprehension. Read more...

Dislocated patella I have patella Alta do I need surgery?

Dislocated patella. I don't know whether you need surgery but you MUST see a Specialist as soon as possible. Please have your Primary doctor refer you to the Specialist! Please let me know how things go! Read more...

Is surgery for a dislocated patella ever required? Or is it always an option? I play soccer and want to keep playing but I don't want surgery.

Sometimes. If you have had only one dislocation, rehab is probably the way to go. If you have recurrent dislocations, then you should consider surgery. In most cases, if the initial dislocation is the result of a trauma, like a collision on the soccer field, the knee cap won't come out again. If it came out without any trauma, say you just turned around and it popped out, your risk is higher. . Read more...

If PT and nonsurgical methods don't help. What can I do for a dislocated patella, torn fibers, andlateral retinaculum? Surgery? Longer healing time? Help?!

MPFL reconstruction. The main tethering ligament that becomes stretched, injured or actually torn with recurrent patellar dislocations is the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). Unless absolutely necessary to unload a tight lateral patellar facet, a lateral release is no longer routinely indicated. The status of the patella articular cartilage is also critical to understand as cartilage restoration may be indicated. Read more...

Knee surgery 3/2012 & 8/2013 for dislocated patella doc moved & had 2 c new doc. He twisted, pulled, etc. Serious pain now. Possible dislocation again?

Possibly. The patella is supposed to track the straightening of the knee and depends on the strength of the quadriceps and the quality of the cartilage on the underside to do its job. After surgery, the capsule of the knee can be very tight and painful. Seek referral to a physical therapist to reduce the pain and improve the knee function. Painful movement of the patella can occur without "injury", . Read more...

Can a dislocated patella cause rsd?

Possibly. The exact cause for rsd is still not very clear. We know even miniiscule trauma can initiate this. Read more...
Any injury. In the 50s travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. Rds develops from this myofascial dz. Early therapy is the key with myofascial release therapy with massage, tissue therapy, trigger pt injs w Lidocaine and acupuncture. Read more...
Yes. If it injures the nerves to that area causing chronic pain. Chronic pain can lead to maldunction of your sympathetic nervous system and thus rsd. Read more...

What is a good knee sleeve for a dislocated patella?

Central cutout. Look for a sleeve/brace with a central cutout that will help to hold the patella. Firm supports to the side of the cutout will help to provide even more protection. Read more...

What first aid should be given for a dislocated patella?

Reduce it. The best treatment by a trained individual would be to reduce the dislocation. Once back in place the patient will have less swelling, and be much more comfortable. If you responder cannot reduce it, splinting the knee and ice would be the best until definiitive treatment can be provided. Read more...

What happens after the cast comes off dislocated patella?

Rehabilitation. After a short period of immobilization, comes rehabilitation focused at strengthening the quadriceps muscles particularly the part of the quadriceps on the medial aspect of the knee. These are dynamic stabilizers of the knee and help with tracking of the knee cap. Read more...